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Old 10-19-15, 10:32 AM
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Bluetooth iPhone headphone recommendation needed

Hey guys,

I'm looking for some decent bluetooth headphones for my iPhone 6S that will fit nicely with a helmet on. My budget is $100.

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I have a Kinivo bth240 which you can get for about $24. I like it a lot. It goes about two weeks between charges with moderate use every day.

I lost it, and after not finding it for about three weeks, I replaced it with a Motorola S305 for about $30. The Motorola is slimmer, and maybe it sounds a little better, but not much. Battery life is shorter. The control buttons are harder to find.

Both of these use around-the-back style. This means it lets in ambient sound, which means it's not good for audiophiles but it's good for cyclists, since you don't want to shut out all sound. It also means it doesn't interfere with helmets or hats. You can hook it one one ear at a time. If I'm on streets, I use one ear hooked up. I can put it on or take it off with one hand.

I can listen to music and then accept an incoming call. Unfortunately, both of these headphones transmit the wind noise through the microphone, so the other party can't hear me if I'm riding more than about 7mph. Better to pull over when you want to talk. I see people talking on the phone using iphone earbuds, and they don't seem to have that problem. But I can't use earbuds, so it's not an option for me.

I like the Kinivo so much, I've bought several for family members. It works amazingly well, and the price is unbeatable.
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